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how to build a huge pond in my basement?
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Cyradia
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PostPosted: 2003.03.25(Tue)12:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water weighs 8.34 lbs per gallon. Putting an indoor pond anywhere but a basement is out of the question because of weight. The humidity issues are also large...and that's why you never see indoor basement ponds (for more then a few months until the house starts to mold.)
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PostPosted: 2003.03.25(Tue)12:57    Post subject: not sure but ventilation Reply with quote

if you build a pond in your basment you could use some ventilation to keep the humidity from getting tomuch. just a fan in you basment taking air from there and putting it outside.
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PostPosted: 2003.03.25(Tue)13:01    Post subject: Re: not sure but ventilation Reply with quote

SLACkra wrote:
if you build a pond in your basment you could use some ventilation to keep the humidity from getting tomuch. just a fan in you basment taking air from there and putting it outside.



Um...if he's somewhere that it's too cold to put a pond outside this would murder his electricy bills trying to keep his house heated. Not to mention that this would not get rid of humidity efficiently.
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PostPosted: 2003.03.25(Tue)13:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only option, and there are people doing this, is to use one or more dehumidifiers in the basement too. All the folks doing this that I'm aware of are doing it with goldies and koi, meaning coldwater. Heating the water for more tropical fish would be very difficult to do without creating more moisture than all but industrial grade dehumidifiers could keep up with. If your basement is climate controlled, then a small dehumidifier should along with your CH&A keep the moisture in check.
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PostPosted: 2003.03.25(Tue)23:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2003.03.31(Mon)17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just build it outside and put a greenhouse over it.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.02(Wed)15:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure there are ways of making the pond in the basement but they are probably cost prohibivitve. Such as building a room around the pond, sauna style. For air exchange you'll have to dehumidify the air before moving it out of the room. Of course, you have have yourself a nice piece of the tropics in the basement with a nice place to lounge with your underwater freinds.

* Imaginging spa style seats in the pond and hand feeding oscars.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.14(Mon)17:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read in a couple spots that a gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. Check it out on google just do a search of 1 gallon to lb.
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PostPosted: 2003.04.14(Mon)18:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, lets think. The fish takes up space, same with the plants, and gravel, and those weigh more than water. Therefore, the net weight is increased slightly to give a more accurate description.
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